Awards

Congratulations to BHNs 2019 Award Winners!

Honored Member:  Career Achievement

Lester Rosenzweig

A dietitian who has been a dedicated presence in the field of dietetics in one of BHN’s practice areas for 15 years or more.

Please congratulate Lester Rosenzweig on the Career Achievement Award. He has been a true servant leader. His focus in dietetics has been one to improve the health of the populations he has served, which has included all ages from children to the aged and has spanned over thirty years.

His passion has obviously been in working with and advocating for individuals with intellectual disabilities. He has been an amazing leader in this endeavor as evidenced by his writing and his leadership in Behavioral Health Nutrition, where he has held a number of positions over many years.

His writing contributions embody the Academy’s values of customer focus, integrity, innovation, and social responsibility. Not only did he coauthor the Standards of Practice and Standards of Professional Performance for Registered Dietitians (Competent, Proficient, and Expert) in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, but further writings demonstrated the need for the standards and ethics to be maintained and implemented as he has done within his own communities.

He is a role model to which we should all aspire to follow in his footsteps. There is no better example of a Dietitian that truly takes the nutrition message to the community. Please join BHN in congratulating  and thanking Lester Rosenzweig.

 

Excellence in Professional Integrity

Marci Evans

A dietitian who demonstrates an ability to unite communities of dietitians with diverse ideas through values of cohesion and cooperation.  Moves the nutrition profession forward through maintaining a curious perspective and openness to new ideas, while remaining committed to patient-centered care and evidence-based nutrition therapy.

Please congratulate Marci Evans for the BHN Excellence in Professional Integrity award. Marci is well known throughout the RD community of eating disorder professionals and that reputation has been earned through her engaging, kind, empathetic, sophisticated, nuanced, and forward-thinking approach to working with clients.

Marci has a strong social media presence with a large audience (over 13K followers on Instagram) and she uses her platform to provide positive, insightful, evidence-based and thought-provoking education to her followers.  Her contributions, into an arena that is so often filled with negativity, diet messaging, and unrealistic body pictures, offer all who see it, a new lens through which to view their relationship to food.

She has created successful online trainings, supervision services and taught eating disorder courses at the University level.  For more than 10 years, her passion for helping those seeking support for an eating disorder, disordered eating, gastrointestinal distress, and body image issues deserves recognition.

 

Excellence in Written Communication

Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole

A dietitian who shows excellence in the written communication of nutrition information relevant to the BHN practice areas through platforms such as educational blogs, newsletter articles, magazine articles, or peer-reviewed publications.

Please congratulate Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole for their work in Excellent in Written Communication.  Intuitive Eating is a text that changes lives every day. It’s a context that allows people to develop a sense of trust and a reliance on self that is frequently discouraged in expert culture. It seems like such a simple message. Yet in this text, Evelyn and Elyse break it down and explain it in a way that hadn’t been done before. The 10 principles of Intuitive Eating are probably a part of many dietitian-client conversations every day.

I remember reading Intuitive Eating almost 20 years ago, about five years after it was published in 1995. The cover promised “A revolutionary program that works,” A claim that many books make, but for me was the end of the search for “the what works.” For me, Intuitive Eating is why I became a dietitian.

The Behavioral Health Nutrition DPG is beyond honored to have these two pioneers among our membership and it is important to honor their work. There are many ways to honor these two: amazing authors, speakers, educators, and above all dietitians, BHN is overjoyed to present Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole with the award for Excellence In written communication. We continue to witness their impact in the field of nutrition and look forward to hearing from them for years to come.

 

 

BHN Award Recipients

Honored Member – Career Achievement

2019 Lester Rosenzweig
2018 Diane Spear

Excellence In Written Communication

2019 Elyse Resch & Evelyn Tribole
2018 Janice Goldschmidt

Excellence in Professional Integrity

2019 Marci Evans

Friend of BHN

2018 Paula Quatromoni

Distinguished Member

2017 Sharon Lemons
2016 April Winslow
2015 Sharon Feucht
2014 Carin Kreutzer
2013 Charlotte Caperton-Kilburn
2012 Diane Spear
2011 Ruth Ann Foiles Brunet
2010 Marion Taylor Baer
2008 Shirley Ekvall
2007 Harriet Cloud

Excellence in Practice: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

2017 Wendy Wittenbrook
2016 Patricia Novak
2015 Catherine Conway
2014 Andrea Shotton
2012 Lee Wallace
2011 Joan Guthrie Medlen
2010 Paula Cushing
2009 Anne Overmyer
2008 Betty Lucas

Excellence in Practice: Eating Disorders

2017 Adrien Paczosa
2016 Tammy Beasley
2015 Therese Shumaker
2014 Rebecca Bitzer
2012 Eileen Myers
2011 Karen Wetherall
2010 Jessica Setnick
2009 Roberta Pearle Lamb
2008 Molly Kellogg

Excellence in Practice: Mental Health

2017 Jessie Hann
2016 Terry Anderson
2015 Lisa Diers
2014 Linda Venning
2012 Kathryn Russell
2011 Marilyn Ricci
2010 Ruth Leyse-Wallace
2009 Sharon Wojnaroski
2008 Zaneta Pronsky

Excellence in Practice: Addictions

2017 David Wiss
2016 Yulia Brockdorf
2015 Cynthia Rutkowski
2011 Lisa Beckley-Barrett
2009 Anne Hatcher
2007 Renee Hoffinger

Nominate someone for a BHN 2020 Excellence Award

Submit Nominations for BHN Excellence Awards!

Nominations for awards are now being accepted.   There will be not more than one recipient per award. Awards will be presented annually at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo BHN member meeting.

 

Recipients will be informed of awards prior to the event.

 

Excellence in Research

  • Dietitian who has contributed noteworthy research useful to one of BHN’s practice areas over the past year.

 

Excellence in Advocacy

  • Dietitian who has shown commitment to promoting dietitian-led nutrition services
  • Examples include contribution to public policy that increases nutrition services, or advocacy to promote dietitian-led nutrition intervention
  • Advocacy may take place on a national, state, local, or organizational level

 

Excellence in Clinical Practice

  • Dietitian demonstrates excellence in a BHN practice area providing evidence-based medical nutrition therapy to individuals or groups

 

Excellence in Interdisciplinary Education

  • Dietitian who shows excellence in the education of dietitians and other healthcare professionals using consistent evidence-based nutrition messages

 

Excellence in Written Communication

  • Dietitian who shows excellence in the written communication of nutrition information relevant to the BHN practice areas through platforms such as educational blogs, newsletter articles, magazine articles, or peer-reviewed publications

 

Excellence in Social Media Communication

  • Dietitian who shows excellence in engagement and outreach on topics relevant to the BHN practice areas through social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other similar platforms

 

Excellence in Professional Integrity

  • Dietitian who demonstrates an ability to unite communities of dietitians with diverse ideas through values of cohesion and cooperation.
  • Winner will move the nutrition profession forward through maintaining a curious perspective and openness to new ideas, while remaining committed to patient-centered care and evidence-based nutrition therapy.

 

Honored Member – Student

  • Winner may be a graduate student, undergraduate student, or dietetic intern
  • Shows promise as a future dietitian by their enthusiasm for nutrition science and their active participation in the nutrition community in and out of the classroom

 

Honored Member – Future of Dietetics

  • Dietitian who has been practicing for 5 years or less and has demonstrated early leadership or practice potential
  • Winner will have shown strong interest in and commitment to the profession of dietetics

 

Honored Member – Career Achievement

  • Dietitian who has been a dedicated presence in the field of dietetics in one of BHN’s practice areas
  • Nominee has been practicing for at least 15 years

 

Friend of BHN

  • Dietitian who is not a current BHN member but who has made significant contributions to the field of behavioral health nutrition.

To nominate a deserving member for an award please complete the BHN Excellence Award nomination form and send your submission here.

Award Applications (members area)